Every year Philip Bither, William and Nadine McGuire Senior Curator of Performing Arts travels the world seeking performers to bring over to the Walker. Bither states: “We are thrilled with the spectrum of projects we have organized this year, which charts some of the most inspired and audacious new approaches to live performance from around the world. The season includes legendary masters like Trisha Brown and Meredith Monk, European visionaries like Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jérôme Bel, and Romeo Castellucci, and a host of new voices in contemporary dance, global jazz, new electronic music, and experimental theater, who are fearlessly pushing the live arts into essential new directions.”
The Walker’s 2007–2008 performing arts season is more global than ever, showcasing new works by artists from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Democratic Republic of Congo, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom.
This is your chance to preview the more than 25 dance, music, and theater events that make up the new season at this free event. A storyteller who holds audiences rapt with his descriptions of finding and witnessing new performances each year, Bither explains why every show he presents is his favorite.